ABOUT BONAIRE - THE SUNNIEST PART OF THE NETHERLANDS!
Bonaire is a small island (288 km²) located in the southern Caribbean, known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, excellent scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing. Kayaking through the mangroves, Lac Bay or venture out into the open ocean for a real challenge. Enjoy the nature on land cycling or mountain biking. Many descriptions and slogans have been written about Bonaire: Best kept Secret, Unhurried, Unspoiled, Unforgettable, Diver’s Paradise, and much more… all these statements are more than true and over 30% of arrivals on Bonaire are repeat visitors! Visit our lovely island with her friendly people and beautiful nature; Bon bini na Boneiru!
Total Rent a Car Bonaire
If you are planning a holiday to Bonaire and want to see all the hot spots of our beautiful island including all dive sites; you definitely need to rent a car! Total Rent a Car is one of the larger rental companies who is known for the best service and best deals on the island!
Visit their website for detailed info about their choice of cars, prices and conditions or call at (+599) 717 7424.
What to do on Bonaire...
Diving, all around the island, off a boat or from the shores this is the number one dive spot in the world! There is a large number of dive schools on Bonaire, all working with very professional and enthusiastic staff who glady treat you to an unforgettable underwater experience!
Care to enjoy the underwater world but like to stay dry?! Take a tour on the only glass bottom boat on Bonaire! Experience the glass bottom boat tour in the Bonaire National Marinepark. Be fascinated as you look into a window of another world. This 32-foot glassbottom boat gives guests an incomparable view of the underwater world of the Bonaire National Marine Park. You just need to sit back on the comfortable seats and enjoy this narrated eco tour of one of the best preserved and protected reefs of the world. The beautiful sun set is free of charge!! Visit their website or call for reservations: (+599) 795 1826
Want to go snorkelling on a unique spot? Outdoor Bonaire makes it possible! Accompanied by an experienced guide you will get the opportunity to snorkel in the crystal clear water of one of Bonaire’s mystical experiences: cave snorkling! Prefer to stay dry? Outdoor Bonaire also offers several island tours including to the National Park Washington Slagbaai. For the more active ones amongst you Outdoor Bonaire offers a variety of activities such as mountain bike tours, mountain climbing, kayaking and even “abseilen” off a sheer cliff is a possibility. Each by itself unique activities offering a completely different look on our beautiful island. So get going and show your active side with Outdoor Bonaire! Don’t forget your camera….Call: (+599) 791 6272
Count the steps of dive spot 1000 Steps located on the tourist road going north. Are there really a 1000 steps...? This is an excellent spot for diving, snorkel, exploring and picnicking. Imagine carrying dive gear plus a tank back up these steps.....
Horseback riding at the Riding Academy Club. A nice ride around the island on one of the most beautiful animals of the world. At the end of the ride you can enjoy a swim at Lac Bay with the horses. Advance reservations are necessary. Call: (+599) 9 560-7949 or (+599) 786-2094
Sunset sailing is an absolute must do! All hotels and dive shops have information about the various ships who search for the Green Flash at sunset. A trip with for instance the Bowalie ensures you of a great well cared for boat trip and a sunset to remember! Visit their website for more information and reservations! Bring your camera!!
Snorkel anywhere you can plunge into the water on the West Coast and designated areas in the Washington-Slagbaai National park. Guided snorkelling trips are also available through most dive shops and sail charters.
If you like fishing Bonaire offers you several opportunities. Due to his extended experience we suggest you go on a fishing experience with the Piscatur fishing boat operated by captain Chris Morkos. He is a native Bonairean and has been fishing Bonaire's waters for over 33 years now! He consistently enjoys the highest average catch of all fishing boats, and has multiple tournament wins in both local and international competitions. Chris was Bonaire's first charter captain, and he has kept up to date with the latest improvements. Visit his website or call for reservations: (+599) 717 8774 or 780 0833
Shop in Kralendijk for souvenirs to take home and don’t forget to visit Cultimara or Warehouse, the largest grocery stores on the islands. Pick up a wheel of delicious Dutch Gouda Cheese and take home a Dutch treat!
Visit the Donkey Sanctuary where you can enjoy the beauty of this ecological park and observe the donkeys in their natural environment. Watch them prior to your visit on the Bonaire Donkey Cam. Enter the park by car and feed the donkeys, an absolute hilarious experience for all ages! With the purchase of your ticket you contribute to the continued existance of this good cause. Want to do more?! Adopt a Donkey!!
Call: (+599) 9 560-7607 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Bonaire’s outdoor market situated by the old pier in Kralendijk across City Café. This quaint Roman style building is where fruits an vegetables are sold by Venezuelans brought with their boats. Notice the historic government building around Wilhelmina Park, the Customs House and the Old Fort close to this market. Imagine how the guests from the Queen Mary II picture this!
Bonaire is famous for it's flamingo colony. A tour around the island will certainly offer you the chance to get up close with these beautiful elegant birds whether you visit the salt pans, Goto Lake or National Park Washington Slagbaai.....don't forget your camera!
Try your luck and score the Jackpot gambling at the only casino on Bonaire located at the Divi Flamingo Beach Hotel. The casual atmosphere draws both serious and less serious gamblers....
Call for opening hours: (+599) 717-8285.
Kralendijk offers you a large variety of bars and restaurants so wine and dine or dance the night away @...
Restaurant Tipsy Seagull - Plaza Resort
(+599) 717 2500
Restaurant It Rains Fishes
For reservations call: (+599) 717 8780
Mona Lisa Bar and Restaurant
Call for reservations: (+599) 717 8718
City Cafe and Restaurant
For reservations call: (+599) 717 8286
Restaurant At Sea
+(599) 701 0134
Osaka Sushi Bar
+(599) 782 3140